Locator/First Responder III

Posted: 05/05/2024

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Job Summary

The Construction & Maintenance Department is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and operation of the Company’s natural gas distribution system.


This position:
  • performs location of natural gas lines and facilities
  • completes natural gas emergency response procedures and leak investigation/detection
  • participates in repairs to damaged gas service lines and other third-party damage using self-contained breathing apparatus equipment
  • performs damage prevention outreach to increase awareness of 811 and safe digging practices
  • installs leak repair clamps
  • repairs tracer wire
  • completes a variety of paperwork in writing and electronic work queues
  • safely drives a company vehicle
  • maintains the vehicle inventory
  • Operator Qualifications involve written guidelines and requirements natural gas employees must follow to ensure the safe and responsible operation of natural gas pipelines. Required, annual Operator Qualification testing involves both written and hands-on components to ensure those who perform covered, safety-sensitive tasks on the natural gas system are trained, knowledgeable, and qualified.


This position reports to the Company’s Asheville Operations Center located in Asheville, North Carolina.


There is one position which will be filled at the level commensurate with the successful candidate’s education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.


This position has three levels (I, II, III) which allows for progression over time.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

  • 0 -12 months locating experience.
  • Experience with common hand and power tools.
  • Ability to calibrate instruments and use self-contained breathing apparatus and pipe squeeze-off equipment.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills for positive customer and contractor interactions is critical.
  • Basic computer and internet navigation skills are key.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to perform extensive walking, sometimes on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to adhere to safe working and defensive driving procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member within a diverse team.
  • Availability for overtime, as needed.
  • Availability for natural gas emergency response during the workday, as well as in the evenings and some weekends, when on-call.
  • Must be willing and able to meet a 45-minute emergency response time from the geographical center of the Asheville area. Emergency response time is a critical measure for the Company and candidates are required to consistently meet this requirement, including when on-call.
  • Occasional heavy lifting up to 80 lbs. independently.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:
  • 6-12 months of locating experience
  • Good mechanical aptitude.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) candidates.

Education Requirements

Completion of high school or equivalent (i.e., GED) is required.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving history.


A valid Commercial Driver’s License is strongly preferred OR the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 6 months of employment is preferred.

Other Working Conditions

Position typically works independently within a defined locate area.



Work is performed primarily outside in varying weather conditions (i.e. cold, heat, rain, etc.).



Position requires continuous travel throughout the service territory with frequent stops, entering/exiting the company vehicle, safely parking in a wide variety of situations, and driving in construction zones.



Position may encounter agitated/irate customers.

Test Description

No Testing Required

Other Information

These and other duties as assigned constitute essential functions of the job.



Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.



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Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more. To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.

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